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Unsolicited Advice About Shoeboxes

by Katie Garrett, SIM Senegal

I can’t remember how many times I have been involved directly or indirectly with the distribution of shoeboxes here in Senegal. I have watched little people I know well open their boxes, ooh’ed and aah’ed with them over the contents, and answered their questions about some of the items. Every year I have thought of giving some advice on this topic, but don’t want to seen ungrateful or critical. I just want to offer my advice, based on our own experiences:


Best Gifts:

Great Gifts:

Not As Good items we have seen kids receive:

That’s my unsolicited advice on this topic; I hope you find it helpful!

Katie Garrett